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We gave the three newest top-tier navigators a head-to-head test.

Mar 10, 2011
Outside Magazine
Garmin GPSmap 62st

Garmin GPSmap 62st

The Sell:
It's a full-featured workhorse that's as tough as it is easy to use. The Test: With the most intuitive software we've seen and quick downloads of aerial imagery (for a $30-per-year subscription), the 62ST was a breeze to use straight out of the box—and boasts the most smash-resistant waterproof housing of the units we tested. The 2.6-inch screen isn't the largest, but the basic 1:100,000-scale topos of the U.S. are crisp and easy to see on the bright display. The Verdict: Short on bells and whistles (like official USGS maps) but extremely fast, highly accurate, hassle-free, and dependable. 9.2 oz; $550;

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